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nomis1
Thanks Kyle, got the gasket on the pip of the Thermos pump easily changed.
Simon

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JimDouglasJr
Blow up through the bottom to be sure you can't feel any leakage.
Kyle. Kaptain Kamplite - America's Finest Lantern Fettler.
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate and 243 Blues Member #0031 &  J.C. Higgins aficionado.
“If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path.” Buddhist quote.  Brand-X Super Hoarder.
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Tigerfans2
Bump so it's easier to find
Coleman Slant Saver #58
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #8
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Tigerfans2
The following are Danco Inc. Numbers:

1/4 X 1/8 X 1/16          #60 O-Ring                  stk # 35774B
9/32 X 5/32 X 1/16      #61 O-Ring                  stk # 35775B
1 X 3/4 X 1/8              #15 O-Ring                  stk # 35732B
Coleman Slant Saver #58
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #8
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JimDouglasJr
Kooklites.  A little information.

The Kooklite was a combination lantern and mini stove. It is essentially a dressed up LRL-21 with a double collar, unique globe rest with light blocking panel and door, and the cooktop attachment.
It was marketed not only for camping, where wind would make the cooktop tedious to use at best, but also for home emergencies, where the cooktop actually does work if not hampered by wind.

These were made from around 1950 to 1954.  Burgundy first.  
They switched to red (and black on the Kamplite) in 1954.  By 1955, the new pump and check valve were introduced and you don't see them on the Kooklite, and seldom in red, so I think '54 was the last.
 
There were two different cooktops, one with adjustable vents, and one less seen without, just a smaller hole in the middle.  
The simple hole is the earlier version and not seen all that often, likely one year or less of production. The adjustable one is more common and seen on the red ones, so is the later version.

Here is an unfired example in the original box; a very early one with a SunFlame mantle included.

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Kyle. Kaptain Kamplite - America's Finest Lantern Fettler.
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate and 243 Blues Member #0031 &  J.C. Higgins aficionado.
“If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path.” Buddhist quote.  Brand-X Super Hoarder.
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wsryno
Great information on this history. Given the early to mid-50's time period, and the box saying ...emergency cooking and lighting... I wonder if this was in part a marketing response to the cold war nuclear threat of the day. Thanks for sharing that bit of info.

BTW if anyone has a vent for a KookLite, I'm in the market! I have some good trades...
Sometimes a lantern is just a lantern. Bill. ICCC #1430
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JimDouglasJr
Storing this image here.  It's a hyperlinked image, not a new, space-sucking upload  [wink]

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Kyle. Kaptain Kamplite - America's Finest Lantern Fettler.
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate and 243 Blues Member #0031 &  J.C. Higgins aficionado.
“If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path.” Buddhist quote.  Brand-X Super Hoarder.
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Draftdude
Kyle:
This is an excellent thread!  I learned everything I needed to know about the Kamplites (for now) by reading through these posts.  Thanks for taking the time to help us all out on this subject.
Thanks,
Todd
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LanternTom
Is that your. Unfired Kooklite Kyle???
Tom Reis
"Light 'em if you got 'em!!

ICCC# 1303
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JimDouglasJr
I wish.  Nope, eBay picture.
Kyle. Kaptain Kamplite - America's Finest Lantern Fettler.
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate and 243 Blues Member #0031 &  J.C. Higgins aficionado.
“If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path.” Buddhist quote.  Brand-X Super Hoarder.
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Scrubjay
I finally got an 8326 and even after removing the old o-ring on the poppet, and putting in a new one, it was still leaking!  So I decided to use the 1/4 OD-1/8 ID in conjunction with it and it is now holding pressure-WHEWWWWW!  I really want to use this thing and I'm inching closer now...

I found that a nut-pick bend at a 90-degree at the end, about 1/8 at the end worked especially well and you can get the o-rings in and out REALLY fast with them: the one I have is slightly more blunt than a dental pick.  Oh, and a chop-stick is really great at holding the poppet open 'cause they're really soft and long.

Jaybird
Judge a person by their actions, not their beliefs; for very few people practice what they preach!
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